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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 7:30 PM
Thursday, February 1, 2018 7:30 PM
Friday, February 2, 2018 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 3, 2018 8:00 PM // Arthur Miller Theatre

They, Themself, and Schmerm

Photo credit: George Maracineanu

Part classic standup comedy special, part confessional memoir, and part performance art, They, Themself and Schmerm is Becca Blackwell’s disturbingly hilarious personal tale detailing the tragicomic transitions in life, family, sex, and gender while asking what it means to be truly authentic.

This performance is part of No Safety Net

A New York-based trans actor, performer, and writer, Becca exists between genders and works collaboratively with playwrights and directors to expand our sense of personhood and the body through performance. “The audience emerged from the theater with a greater awareness of a sociocultural transformation underway…from confusion to denial, to reconciliation to who-the-****-cares-let-the-love-in…” (Bomb Magazine)

Contains adult language and frank discussion of gender and sexuality. 70 minutes, no intermission.

Artist Q&A. Wednesday, January 31. In conjunction with opening night No Safety Net performances, join us for post-performance artist Q&As to get a glimpse into the lives and minds of the artists who bring their creativity to the stage.

Saturday Night Community Dialogues. Saturday, February 3. After the Saturday night performance of They, Themself, and Schmerm join us for a community dialogue hosted by Jim Leija (UMS Director of Education & Community Engagement) and Martine Kei Green-Rogers (Dramaturg and Professor of Theatre, SUNY New Paltz). Jim and Martine will be joined by several community leaders to engage audience members in discussion around the themes of each performance. The floor will be open to reflect on, discuss, analyze, and respond to the performance you’ve just experience. If you’re attending the performance on a different date, you are welcome to join the post-performance discussion on Saturday evening (just bring your ticket stub).

FUNDED IN PART BY

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 7:30 PM
Thursday, February 1, 2018 7:30 PM
Friday, February 2, 2018 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 3, 2018 8:00 PM // Arthur Miller Theatre
They, Themself, and Schmerm

PERFORMANCE DAY:

(FULL CALENDAR)

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Buy Tickets Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

 

 

 

 

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1/31/18 7:30 PM
2/1/18 7:30 PM
2/2/18 8:00 PM
2/3/18 8:00 PM

Arthur Miller Theatre

They, Themself, and Schmerm

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DETAILS

Part classic standup comedy special, part confessional memoir, and part performance art, They, Themself and Schmerm is Becca Blackwell’s disturbingly hilarious personal tale detailing the tragicomic transitions in life, family, sex, and gender while asking what it means to be truly authentic.

This performance is part of No Safety Net

A New York-based trans actor, performer, and writer, Becca exists between genders and works collaboratively with playwrights and directors to expand our sense of personhood and the body through performance. “The audience emerged from the theater with a greater awareness of a sociocultural transformation underway…from confusion to denial, to reconciliation to who-the-****-cares-let-the-love-in…” (Bomb Magazine)

Contains adult language and frank discussion of gender and sexuality. 70 minutes, no intermission.

Artist Q&A. Wednesday, January 31. In conjunction with opening night No Safety Net performances, join us for post-performance artist Q&As to get a glimpse into the lives and minds of the artists who bring their creativity to the stage.

Saturday Night Community Dialogues. Saturday, February 3. After the Saturday night performance of They, Themself, and Schmerm join us for a community dialogue hosted by Jim Leija (UMS Director of Education & Community Engagement) and Martine Kei Green-Rogers (Dramaturg and Professor of Theatre, SUNY New Paltz). Jim and Martine will be joined by several community leaders to engage audience members in discussion around the themes of each performance. The floor will be open to reflect on, discuss, analyze, and respond to the performance you’ve just experience. If you’re attending the performance on a different date, you are welcome to join the post-performance discussion on Saturday evening (just bring your ticket stub).

BUY TICKETS

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 7:30 PM
Thursday, February 1, 2018 7:30 PM
Friday, February 2, 2018 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 3, 2018 8:00 PM, Arthur Miller Theatre
They, Themself, and Schmerm

PERFORMANCE DAY:

January 2018
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PERFORMANCE TIME:

Buy Tickets

Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

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